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Apartment living – creating your urban Eden

If you believe living in an apartment means foregoing a garden then think again. Indoor gardening is an exciting pursuit of its own with endless possibilities for creating an urban Eden.

In a world that is becoming increasingly technology focused it’s satisfying to maintain a connection to nature. Bringing the outdoors in is a simple way of incorporating more nature into your apartment lifestyle. Whether you go for big bold leafy ferns, or a dainty arrangement of succulents on the windowsill, the possibilities are as diverse as the benefits.

Need to spruce up your living space? Plants help to soften spaces and create an environment that is warm and welcoming with little pockets of green. If you’re after a statement centrepiece then a large-leafed plant in a majestic copper or terracotta pot can be just the right fit to keep the room from looking bare, or maybe you’re after a delicate trailing ivy along a bookshelf to bring an element of whimsy to your lounge room. Whatever your goal in decorating, indoor plants provide an organic option and literally bring life to a space.

The bathroom is another room that is often overlooked but can provide an ideal environment for plants to thrive. The humidity of the bathroom provides the perfect conditions for extravagant terrariums or leafy ferns.

And for those who dream of their own kitchen garden, there are almost no limits to what you can grow on a balcony in pots, from herbs, to chillies to eggplants, and even lemons. There are few things more satisfying and healthy than slurping spaghetti in a homemade pesto sauce tossed with sweet home-grown cherry tomatoes.

You don’t need to have a green thumb to have success with indoor gardening – a thriving urban sanctuary is closer than you think.


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